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Cycling Weekly September 17, 2020

Published by TI Media Limited Cycling Weekly is the UK's only weekly special interest magazine focusing on the cycling market. It is the best source of breaking international and UK news, race reportage, reliable fitness advice, trustworthy product reviews and inspirational features for British cyclists. Always a great read, Cycling Weekly inspires you to ride your bike more!

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start line 17.09

Over the weekend there were a lot of commentators taking to social media to say how much Ineos were missing Geraint Thomas at the Tour. Jens Voigt, Bradley Wiggins and others were all of the same opinion in light of reigning champ Egan Bernal’s slide down the GC standings. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, of course, and it’s easier to say that now than it was after the Dauphiné, where Thomas was well out of contention. But they’ve got a point. Thomas has been a mainstay of the team’s presence at the Tour since Sky’s first appearance in 2010. He missed 2012 while focusing on the team pursuit at the Olympics and crashed out of 2017, but every other year he’s finished the Tour after being at the front of the race…

1 min.
in focus

Not-so-Dutch corner There’s no Alpe d’Huez in the Tour this year and initially here at CW we thought this bend on Le Puy Mary (stage 13) might be the substitute for Dutch corner because of all the orange. However, it is in fact a promotional effort by the tourist authorities of Cantal, the region of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes where Le Puy Mary sits. That hasn’t stopped a few Basque fans, also resplendent in orange, using it as an ideal place to cheer on their man Mikel Landa (Bahrain-McLaren) though.…

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roglič and pogačar face off for yellow

As the Tour de France neared its fourth and final weekend, one of the few things that could be said for sure was that there would be a new name on the race’s roll of honour after defending champion Egan Bernal slipped rather meekly out of contention and Slovenian rivals Primož Roglič and Tadej Pogačar emerged as the favourites to succeed him. Another was that race director Christian Prudhomme seemed to have been proved right in his prediction that what had been widely billed as the toughest edition of the Tour for years would go down to the wire, with the final time trial up to La Planche des Belles Filles likely to decide the podium placings on the penultimate day. Approaching that intriguing test, rolling for the most part but with…

2 min.
ineos struggle through worst tour for a decade

When Ineos’s season restarted at the Route d’Occitanie in the first week of August, there was nothing to suggest the British team was set for its most disappointing Tour de France performance since its debut appearance in 2010, when Bradley Wiggins was talked up as a yellow jersey contender only to drop right out of the running on the first summit finish at Avoriaz. There have been setbacks since, but these have been the result of the vagaries of road racing rather than being down to lack of form or errant tactics. Worryingly for the team after Bernal lost 38 seconds on the climb of Le Puy Mary he told Sporza: “If I look at my figures, they are among the best number I have ever done.” Forty-eight hours later he tumbled…

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bora keep pressure on green jersey bennett

The contest for the green jersey is always one of the Tour de France’s sub-plots but in recent years one that has quickly lost a good deal of its intrigue because of Peter Sagan’s absolute domination of the competition. Since the Slovak’s first success in 2012, the only time he’s lost his grip on green was in 2017 when he was disqualified from the race for putting Mark Cavendish into the barriers. By contrast, this year’s duel with Irishman Sam Bennett has been so intensely fought that it has even had a significant impact on the fight for the yellow jersey. As Bennett has had the edge over Sagan in the intermediate and bunch sprints on the comparatively more straightforward stages, the Slovak’s Bora-Hansgrohe team endeavoured to shake the Irishman out…

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tour shorts

Single-minded Hirschi Former Swiss junior coach Daniel Gisiger tells L’Équipe about his impression of stage 12 winner Marc Hirschi: “His parents were always there, on their bikes. I thought that it wasn’t a good sign to seeing a parent pushing their child to that extent… But I was wrong. In fact, Marc’s father was simply following him.” Concussion controversy after Bardet quits The Tour de France medical team had to defend their actions after Ag2r La Mondiale’s Romain Bardet was able to continue racing after sustaining a head injury when he crashed on stage 13, only to retire that evening when concussion was diagnosed. “We verify the neurological aspect, we asked the rider questions, but he’s racing, sometimes he’s upset, stressed and it often happens that a rider is a bit ‘unclear’ about…